Art All Over Brooklyn, So Why Not Me?

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First Stop:8fff2c3ea24dd722778015a05bf860d3featuring works from f5fb4497b5b96a0be397601b4db0428e1Where do I even begin? Today was a mess, a good mess. A nice, ended up tipsy at the end of it all, laughing mess.  I was all over Brooklyn. I got out of work, as I usually do. (Ugh, I’m such an adult)

I met up with long time friend, and barely see each other, since we both have separate lives, and met while we were in an adult education continuing course, but haven’t seen each other in about a year or so, but kept in contact through social media  and it’s been long over due for a girly date Teshory, better known as Tess. That wasn’t too long was it?2How cute is she?

First stop was at Urban Folk Art© Studios at 101 Smith Street where both VFresh also known to graffiti writers as VFR and writer Trike were both displaying work and we were gonna be there for the Opening Reception.
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This was the first show of the bunch, so we tried not to stay too long. The thing about art events is, they usually run around the same time frame 6pm and on, so after soaking in some well known graffiti and oohing and aaahing, especially  from this piece ↓. Yes, it may look much simpler than the others, but I appreciated the effect of shutter gates it made.

5It looked like someone removed a piece of the streets and decided to bring it indoors.4 6 7We hurried along to the F train and headed towards Marcy Ave. 8Second Stop:ec945c071a3925a936a868c2b490374aFeaturing works from 0c450e0af2967707b67fae3136e11d5b1at Bottleneck Gallery on 60 Broadway  to be exact. The gallery was a nice and clean. White walls, made you really look into the work, and they were all displayed so nicely. Not just thrown any where like I see many places do.  There was wine being served by O live, though I didn’t really get to try it. Which I regret a bit, since I never say no to wine. ( I vow to slowly but surely learn all there is to know about wine, in due time of course).

2“Traffacking Lights” by Pahnl was simple and adorable, I loved this trio. 3“Ice Queen” by Swoon  screen print, hand painting, coffee stains on mylar, nailed  to wood  with blockprint paper.4“And I Held My Breath” by Faile
5“Cry Of The Tiger” by Nicholas Forker 6Phetus is legendary for his characters and love of creatures and painted this canvas using acrylics titled “Bluetiful Monsters”7 “After The Storm” by David Welker 8This was one of Tess’s favorites titled “Fall in Love” by an unknown artist Qb1cA

She mentioned it reminded her of her mother and her love of tulips.9This brick has to be one of the cutest things ever painted by Rabea Senftenberg.

Imagine a whole house made by individualized bricks?  Every brick would have their own story. That would be amazing!
10“Blue Bunny” by Adam Dare 11“Dakini Wopreinderland: Sophia” by Kimyon Huggins was the eye catcher for this show. It was strategically placed so it’s the first piece of art once you walked inside, and why wouldn’t you see it, it was 84 inches tall. 12This piece by Priest was pretty damn dope, and only until I finally zoomed in on my camera was that I noticed what was going on in the front seat of this squad car.

No wonder this piece was titled “Blown Cover” 13“Napoleon”  a collaboration by Dot Dot Dot and Martin Whatson using both stencil and spray paint. 17 14“I Was A Widow” by Judith Supine
15“Little Wing, Pink and Blue” by Lacy Barry

♥ ♥ ♥”The Cage: A Woman of a Thousand Faces” by Sandra Chevrier was one of my favorites!!!! ♥ ♥ ♥  Do you see all the super heroines on her body?
16Third Stop:dc765fa7f1ee9952c39698d228e3dc46Presenting Work from Graffiti artist
click on me to go to Ozbe's website1Long time friend and very talented Ozbe was having an event of his own at small restaurant by the name of Burger it Up on 146 Knickerbocker Ave . We decided this would be our last stop of the night, since we knew almost everyone there and this was where the party was at.7After getting off on Myrtle Ave, we walked, walked and walked in the cold. I have no idea how Oz even found this place. It looked like we were headed nowhere but abandoned factories.2We decided it was time for some drinks and stopped at a liquor store to get a bottle of vodka and hit the store for some orange juice. Us and our ratchet little ways. We mixed while walking and felt warmer and funnier all at once.

Check out his Wutang canvas 3His Rustoleum inspired piece 4 5This piece looked like those mini puzzles I used to get in goody bags when I was a little kid.

Supposedly that was our last stop for the night, but we decided to take a walk for some fresh air.6Fourth Stop:29538d349232bff90b730756c9f7e9b8Presenting Work fromClick on me to see Jo Rigol's website1We bumped into this tiny hole in the wall shop, named Vinyl Fantasy on 194 Knickerbocker Ave, you guessed it, that sold vinyl records.

2Though we weren’t the best  customers due to our giggles and slurs. We loved the art that was displayed by Jo Rigol. Her skeleton beauties were so goth like, yet girly all at the same time with their huge puckered lips.3This was just my style and I wouldn’t mind having them posted up in my apartment. 4 5Finally, some pics of us right?

6 7 8We had a great night and ended up having a sleepover at my place.

Once we woke up,  we ended up staying in bed, stuffing our faces, being lazy and watching chick flicks until like 6pm. One which was one of my favorites, Penelope.9

10I love girly dates, talking about boys, laughing ad in our case, farts. hahhaha yes.

I’m so glad I got to spend this crazy day with Tess, dragging her around Brooklyn.

I hope you all enjoyed the art, as I know I did.

And to all the artist, Congratulations on your one step closer to success, wish you all the best… which reminds me, it’s been a while since I have painted. It’s time to pick up a paintbrush and get to work.11Until the next adventure my lovelies, minx

ATTENTION: EVENT DATE CHANGED!

YOUR'E INVITED!ATTENTION:

My art show is not today, it has been postponed.

We apologize for the inconvenience with our shows details. Minxinx & Tanya Lavache prepared for too long to settle for having no show,

so good news is

“Blood, Sweat & Tears” will now be Thursday, June 6th 2013 from 5 pm- 10 pm.

With all who already RSVPed please RSVP again for the new date.

(as we will be emailing you as well)

We really hope you all can make it!

We are so grateful for all those who support us and our work.

We appreciate you guys and we can’t wait to meet you.

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Art Show at Sullivan Room

Finally, the post about the show…. I arrived at Sullivan Room to set up a little later than  I was supposed to. I had just gotten out of work and was eager  for my night to start.

I was going to be showcasing my new series of paintings alongside the beautiful and talented ladies

Mheartstar  and  Teekayelle

( some of their work above )

Once I arrived Kash ( TKL ) had already nailed down her collection and was gone. Mel ( MHS ) was still there setting up with the help of our  good friend Jorge.

It didn’t take long for her to leave as well.

The girl’s plan was :  go home, change and return to the show. Which I honestly didn’t understand the point, due to the fact that the show started in less than an hour and they would never make it back on time. Especially since the show was in the city and they lived in Queens and Brooklyn.

They decided to take the chance anyway, promising they would be back in time. Ugh, what was that for? I spent the whole night not only advertising my work, but theirs as well. It’s not that  I minded, because I know I’m pretty good at it, but simply because I  wasn’t prepared for it.

On another note,  I was so grateful for all of those who came to support and show a little love. @PositiveP and @ethinaaa above, two cuties. Phil showed up which  I loved. And these gorgeous ladies, Sara, Jess and her cousin stopped by as well.

Of course my Misha was there, and Q was awesome the whole night. Especially because he was treating my finger.
During my lunch break I was working on the final touches to a lifesize cardboard Minxette cutout and while cutting around the bodies  I ended up slicing my finger with a box cutter.

At least all the blood was for a reason, everyone loved the cutout.

Mel finally arrived 15 minutes before the show ended, giving her enough time to say her hello’s around the room and back around to say her goodbye’s.
Once our time was over and all our canvases were packed we headed outside to bump into Kash, angry as ever.

Kash was busy arguing with the bouncer because she was misinformed about the time the show was supposed to end and basically mushed the guy and bombarded inside the venue. The bouncer ended up calling the cops and was ready to press charges. Everyone was arguing back and forth.
I  ended up having to be the one to calm down the bouncer, speak to the manager  and not have him press any charges.
Especially false charges like trespassing. It wasn’t that serious, even though Kash was acting a little out there.
After Kash walked around the block and calmed down a bit, we moved the show to the streets of the lower east.
Using my cardboard cutout we stopped strangers to take pictures, laughing and handing out my business cards.
It was a trip!

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I left work and headed to meet up with Misha. She was excited to go to a photography show in Williamsburg and I was there to accompany her.

I have to admit, I was cranky and grouchy and must have been a pain. It was hot outside, I was hungry, I was tired from work and not to mention Misha failed to do her homework before we left the house and find out the address or directions and my phone was on 16%. I was not a happy camper.

                          

After we got the address from the awesome Philartiste we headed on our way and got there right when it started.. It was pretty empty. I know Misha was happy to see the show, so I put on a smile and tried not to be bitchy. I know it wasn’t her fault I was cranky and I didn’t want to take it out on her.

The show was pretty good, good and quiet. I’m not much of a photography head, so this was Misha’s element and I let her do her thing, mingle, pick up tips, network, etc.

I caught up with Phil hearing his amazing stories from Paris. He had just came back and was makiing me so jealous with the details. The graffitti was spectacular, the views amazing and the trip too short. He seemed so happy and that made me happy.

Maybe one day I’ll get to travel like I’ve always wanted to do and see these astonishing views of myself.

Since I had work early in the morning, we headed back to our ways and called it a night. I wish I would have gotten a few more pictures to show you the dope works of the artists, but like I mentioned before 16% quickly turned to 2%. And we all know what happens after 2%.

Open Invitation: Sullivan Room Art Show ft Me, Minx, TKL & MHS

OPEN INVITATION, Bring a friend and show some support. I will be showcasing my new artwork!

Disclaimer: Say “Minx” at the door to get in for free!

Five Raw Art Show

Kash and I met up to spend the day together.

We shopped and got stuffed with Taco Bell while we caught up in all of the madness going on in our lives. Jobs, gigs, men.

We headed to our night plans once it got dark and headed to the lower east side.

The lovely and talented Marthalicia and others, were having their work displayed and I of course had to attend.

These were made by Marthalicia, cardboard cut outs in ink and acrylic paint.

I didn’t get to stay for long, and because the star of the show Marthalicia  was running late, I didn’t get a chance to catch up and say my hellos. =[  Maybe next time.

Here are a few works from other artists:

Until next time.

Don’t forget to check out more of Marthalicia at http://www.marthaliciaart.blogspot.com/

Cause & Effect Art Show

You guys remember me inviting you to the Cause & Effect show. I had it booked in my planner and was excited to go. ( yes, I keep a planner , and it’s not digital )  I had a simple work shift of 4pm – 8pm  and I  was convinced that I would be ready to go and out the door by 7:59pm.

I was right on point .  it ended up being for no reason, because I got so lost in the train, which rarely happens to me. I was convinced I knew which way I had to go, since I had to catch the G train, which I NEVER take!

Anyway, I finally made it to GreenPoint by 9pm…

Perfect timing, show ends at 10pm I can chill out for an hour and enjoy the view.  As soon as I got out the train station I typed in the address in the gps on my phone.

Yes, it was only four blocks, away… but why risk making a wrong turn? Smartphones are overrated I swear. ( and no that doesn’t mean a dumb person owns one , ,even though me getting lost  in the train is not really a good example for you guys to believe me )

Well, on to tonight.  I arrived and I quickly make my way to Missy. I was so proud of her! After catching up for a few minutes I roamed the place to admire all the beautiful works, promising to come back to her.

 

I kept “oohing ” and ” aaaahing” everytime I turned the corner and saw a new piece.

They were so many great artists like KA, Vicky Pages, MTK, JD, UR and many many more.

But either than MRS and Vicky Pages, I have to say Sofia Maldonado absolutely blew me away. I loved her work!

Well, here’s a few more pics to end this post with.

Don’t forget to follow MRS on her Blog :mrsbigstuff.tumblr.com/

 

and Vicky Pages on his :  http://blog.vickipages.com/ 

Until next time.

-Minxie

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